So this post is really, really old. I found it completely written but unpublished last week whilst editing the tags in my blog, one of the few tasks I could accomplish in my sickness.
I realized that I hadn’t ever shown you guys the baptism dresses that I made for the naughty girls. It’s almost been a year -now almost 2- (the more astute readers might wonder why they look way younger) but I’m quite proud of the dresses.
Not all churches baptize babies. But our church teaches that God actually does something in baptism. For us, an individual doesn’t choose to have faith, it is truly and fully a gift from God. Most churches that don’t baptize babies teach that baptism is just symbolic and a believer’s acknowledgment of the choice that they have made so if you think of it, if you think it’s about a choice it makes sense why they wouldn’t baptize babies. I’m not sure why I feel the need to explain, probably because this was a belief/practice that I adopted later in my Christian life and of course I kind of miss teaching philosophy of religion. If you do want to read more about this perspective see here and here.
The dresses were made out of ivory Shantung (it looks like silk but it’s polyester so it washes well). The ribbon was printed with light pink cherry blossoms. I loved the square neckline and the little pleats I put at the hem of the dresses (well of L’s, T’s ended up being too short since someone -me- accidentally cut them both L’s length opps). And I covered buttons with both the Shantung and ribbon for extra cuteness.
Oh they were so cute and squishy back then.
p.s. I’ve been trying to sort through my vacay pics so hopefully I’ll be able to share with you the fabulousness that is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all the fun cruise stuff soon!
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The Gunny Sack says
This dress is adorable! My sister is working on making a baptism dress for her daughter.
Build It, Love It, Sew It says
Such a beautiful dress! So soft and elegant, fit for a princess!
Dominique @ Craft Couture says
This dress is just darling! love it!
Krafty Kat says
Such sweet little dresses! Thanks for linking up!
what a cutie!
That is very pretty, I saw it on Sew Much Ado. I haven’t sewn with Shatung, is it easy to work with?
thanks everyone, and rachel it wasn’t hard to work with at all. it is a more slippery fabric but I thought it was more bareble than satin and costume satin but it is definitely more high maintenance than a regular calico.
The dress is adorable, and I love the little models cute smile!
SO cute! What little angels!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!
it is beautiful! great job!
To Sew With Love says
this dress is so adorable! just right for a little princess! thanks. Marissa, for linking up and I hope to see you again this week! have a nice weekend! ^^)